Teeth Whitening FAQs

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Do you feel embarrassed to smile in front of others because your smile looks discolored or a bit dim? Have you begun wondering why your teeth don’t look as white and bright as they once did, even though you brush and floss daily? Rest assured, even patients who take excellent care of their teeth may suffer from yellowing or staining that may cause the dazzle of their smiles to fade. In addition, because a white smile is associated with youth, some patients find that they feel their not-so-white smiles cause them to look older than their actual age. If you identify with these feelings but still have some questions about teeth whitening, we encourage you to look over the following frequently asked questions, so you feel more confident about choosing this cosmetic...

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Why You Should Choose Mercury-Free Fillings

Why You Should Choose Mercury-Free Fillings

Have you been diagnosed with a cavity? If so, you may hear a lot of talk from your dental team about white fillings, but that does not necessarily mean you understand their benefits. In fact, some patients are only familiar with metal fillings, which are often quite different than today’s tooth-colored alternative. We hope that by learning more about why you should choose mercury-free fillings you have a more solid understanding of just how much this treatment can offer you. They Look Beautiful Our mercury-free fillings are made up of composite instead of mixed metals. Composite is a substance composed of synthetic resin, which is completely free of mercury and other metals. Unlike metal fillings, which may darken the appearance of your tooth or may actually...

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Toughen Up your Sensitive Teeth

With cooler temperatures across the country, you are likely to reach for a hot coffee sooner than you would an iced teeth. However, when you have sensitive teeth, neither extreme beverage is likely to be a pleasant experience. Any consumable which is extremely cold, sour, sweet, or hot will likely cause people with sensitive teeth to pucker or grimace in discomfort. Would you like to figure out what might be causing your tooth sensitivity? Demineralized Tooth Enamel All healthy teeth are comprised of pulp (AKA roots) dentin, and covered in enamel. Dentin is responsible for transmitting sensations to your nerves below the gumline. When enamel is compromised due to acids and tooth decay, sensitivity can become much more intense. Your gums also act as protection for...

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